DANBURY, CT – Despite a match-high 17 kills from junior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) and 34 assists from classmate Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT), the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team fell to visiting non-conference opponent Farmingdale State College, 3-1 (28-30, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22) on Wednesday evening at Feldman Arena. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 1-4 overall, while the Rams improved to 2-0.
"I thought we played well. Tonight's competition was better in terms of size and ability than the opponents we faced in our tournament this past weekend and we showed improvement. We had our opportunities but our young players need to learn how to finish," said WestConn head coach Don Ferguson following the defeat.
The Colonials played a tough opening set and seemed to capture the momentum with the 30-28 win. However, with WestConn ahead 21-17 in the second set, the visitors battled back to capture a nailbiter, 26-24, before breezing to a third set victory. In the fourth, the Colonials jumped out to an early 8-5 lead. However, the Rams countered with a run and stayed just ahead of the hosts to earn the match victory.
Senior Maia Cadle-Hinton (Huntington, NY), junior Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, NY) and sophomore Julia Hande (Islip, NY) each tallied nine kills to lead Farmingdale, while Cadle-Hinton also notched a match-high three solo blocks while assisting on nine more.
WestConn returns to action against Nicols at the Connecticut College Coast Guard Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m.